Peppermint Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
Do you need something gooey, sweet and crunchy for a holiday party? Look no more -- this is perfect.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup crushed red and white mint candies or candy canes
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter and peppermint extract. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  2. Continue stirring and cooking until it thickens and becomes more difficult to stir. You will start to see the bottom of the pan more clearly. When the mixture seems more like a dough and less like a batter, and it pulls from the sides of the pan easily, it is done. This should take approximately 20 - 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Put the crushed candies or candy canes into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Transfer the ball to the dish of crushed candies or candy canes and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
Extract is very strong -- don't use too much.

 

Eggnog Brigadeiro
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These will be the hit of your holiday party! They are divine!
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • shredded white chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter, nutmeg and rum. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  2. Continue stirring and cooking until it thickens and becomes more difficult to stir. You will start to see the bottom of the pan more clearly. When the mixture seems more like a dough and less like a batter, and it pulls from the sides of the pan easily, it is done. This should take approximately 20 - 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Put the shredded white chocolate into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Transfer the ball to the dish of shredded white chocolate and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or s
Notes
Variation: You may add a little more nutmeg but be careful because it can be overpowering.

 

 

Gingerbread Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
Easy gingerbread flavored treat. Perfect for a holiday party or gathering.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • crushed gingersnaps
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter, molasses, cinnamon and ginger. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  2. Continue stirring and cooking until it thickens and becomes more difficult to stir. You will start to see the bottom of the pan more clearly. When the mixture seems more like a dough and less like a batter, and it pulls from the sides of the pan easily, it is done. This should take approximately 20 - 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Put the crushed gingersnaps into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Transfer the ball to the dish of crushed gingersnaps and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
Variation: Roll in crushed toasted pecans.

Reindeer Belly Buttons Party Snacks  Looking for a quick and easy party food idea? Reindeer Belly Buttons are cute and delicious! They freeze well so you can prepare this party snack ahead of time.

Reindeer Belly Buttons
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack, Holiday Party
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Serves: 20
 
Ingredients
  • 50 pretzel rings...you can also use mini-round pretzels, checkerboard or windowpane shaped pretzels.
  • 1 package Hershey's chocolate kisses and/or Hershey's chocolate hugs (8 ounces).
  • ¼ cup red and green M&M's.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the pretzels in rows on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Place a chocolate kiss in the center of each pretzel.
  4. Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-3 minutes or until the chocolate softens.
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Carefully place one M&M in the center of the kiss, pressing down slightly, so the chocolate fills the pretzel.
  7. Refrigerate or freeze for 10-20 minutes until firm.
Notes
Makes 4 dozen. Reindeer Belly Buttons freeze well. You can use a variety of Hershey's kisses (milk chocolate, dark chocolate, hugs) but use only one type per sheet as they melt at different rates. Hugs and caramel Hershey's kisses take longer to soften. Use green and red M&M's at Christmas, red and pink M&M's for Valentine's Day, pastel M&M's for Easter.